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Trump knocks Dems for tweeting 2014 images of children in cages at border

President Trump blasted Democrats on Tuesday for mistakenly posting a series of photos online purporting to show undocumented immigrant children being held in cages, accusing liberals of trying to make his administration “look bad.”

“Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama’s term showing children from the Border in steel cages,” Trump tweeted.

“They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires. Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country…Bipartisan Bill!”

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Some of the photos began surfacing this week on Twitter, with a handful of liberal activists claiming that the children in the images were being detained by the Trump administration. 

In fact, the photos were originally published in 2014 by the Arizona Republic, meaning that the children had been held by the Obama administration, rather than the Trump administration.

After the error was pointed out, many Twitter users deleted posts with the photos, although some remained online.

Trump accused Democrats over the weekend of refusing to repeal a law separating immigrant families at the border. The tweet came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier this month that the Trump administration would crack down on immigrant families entering the U.S.

“If you cross the border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple,” Sessions said. “If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you. And that child may be separated from you, as required by law.”

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